Ihaloka, Iha-loka: 14 definitions


Ihaloka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ihlok.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Ihaloka (इहलोक) refers to the “present life”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 22, v2).—Accordingly, “The Bodhisattva takes birth into a Kṣatriya family or a Brāhmaṇa family.—Brāhmaṇa families have wisdom; Kṣatriya families have power. The Brāhmaṇa favors the future life (paraloka); the Kṣatriya favors the present life (ihaloka): both families are useful in the world; this is why the Bodhisattva is born among them. There is also the worthy family of the Dharma (dharma-kula), that of the non-regressing adepts (avaivartika). Taking birth in these families is the excellence of the family”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Ihaloka (इहलोक) or Ihalokabhaya refers to “fear of this world” and represents one of the seven types of fear (bhaya), according to Cāmuṇḍarāya in his Caritrasāra. Accordingly, these seven bhayas are referred to by Cāmuṇḍarāya in connexion with niḥśaṅka, or “freedom from fear”, which represents an aspect of samyaktva (right belief) classified under the liṅga heading.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ihaloka : (n.) this world; present existence.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ihalōka (इहलोक).—m (S) This world;--as disting. from paralōka The other.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ihalōka (इहलोक).—m This world.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ihaloka (इहलोक).—this world or life; °के (ke) in this world; cf. श्रेयो भोक्तुंभैक्ष्यमपीह लोके (śreyo bhoktuṃbhaikṣyamapīha loke) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.5.

Derivable forms: ihalokaḥ (इहलोकः).

Ihaloka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms iha and loka (लोक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ihaloka (इहलोक).—m.

(-kaḥ) This life, the world. E. iha and loka world.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ihaloka (इहलोक).—[masculine] the world here (below).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ihaloka (इहलोक):—[=iha-loka] [from iha] m. this world, this life

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ihaloka (इहलोक):—[iha-loka] (kaḥ) 1. m. This world.

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Ihaloka in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ihaloka (इहलोक) [Also spelled ihlok]:—(nm) this world, the present world; ~[laukika] worldly, mundane.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ihalōka (ಇಹಲೋಕ):—

1) [noun] = ಇಹ [iha]3.

2) [noun] ಇಹಲೋಕದಯಾತ್ರೆ [ihalokadayatre] ihalōkada yātre the life of an individual person and the activities carried on therein ಇಹಲೋಕದಯಾತ್ರೆ ಮುಗಿಸು [ihalokadayatre mugisu] ihalōkada yātre mugisu to cease to exist; to depart from this life; to die.

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Īhalōka (ಈಹಲೋಕ):—[noun] (wrong form of ಇಹಲೋಕ [ihaloka]) the world in which we are living (as opp. to the heaven or other regions).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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